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Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

Andrea Rondeau column: We all need a little downtime

With the technologies we have now at least it’s not as isolating as it once would have been.

North Island Rising: Gouging me less than you gouged me before is still gouging

Oil at $26 a barrel does not legitimize the retail gas prices we are seeing at the local pump today.

  • Mar 26, 2020
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COLUMN: Charting an economic road to recovery from COVID-19

Southern Vancouver Island is going to come back from this and the road to recovery starts now

  • Mar 25, 2020

Robert Barron column: COVID-19 changing our worlds

I expect there won’t be any return to our regular lives for a long time

Robert Barron column: Sealing was a dangerous job

The sealing bosses never held training sessions on how to do it properly and safely

B.C. VIEWS: The good, bad and the ugly of COVID-19

Hoarding doesn’t help anyone – it is unnecessary, selfish, and promotes fear

Rickter Scale: The stuff of legends

Sports remains the field of dreams, memorable no matter the sport, or the level

  • Mar 22, 2020

T.W. Paterson column: This ‘Golden’ wedding must be the wildest wedding ever

Things really got out of hand when police had to be called — two guests were re-enacting the Civil War

  • Mar 22, 2020

COLUMN: Navigating working from home during these pandemic times

This is a chance to work in the best conditions possible. In your sweat pants, on your couch.

Column: COVID-19 doesn’t play by the rules of the game

Cancellations of local sports playoffs necessary, but disappointing nonetheless

COLUMN: Adoption doesn’t need to be something to keep hidden

It took me many years to openly discuss this part of my life, says reporter Nicholas Pescod

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

Remembering Hammy Gray, the B.C. ‘hick’ turned daredevil wartime flyer

BC Aviation Museum is out to host a memorial monument for Canada’s last Victoria Cross

  • Mar 15, 2020

Rickter Scale: Pour some sugar tax on me

I don’t like taxes as a rule, but this one is making me feel Bubly

  • Mar 14, 2020

Editorial: Reason, not panic is what is needed in our approach to COVID-19

There is no sense in rushing out and filling multiple carts full of toilet paper and pasta

  • Mar 12, 2020

Robert Barron column: It’s time to rattle some cages in Victoria

Cowichan got $66,000 in overdose response funding last year, down by a third from previous year

B.C. VIEWS: We can’t ignore the little things, lest they grow into a pandemic

COVID-19 can help us prepare for the major pandemic experts say is still to come

T.W. Paterson column: 102 years ago the Spanish Flu met British grit

In effect, a declaration of martial law.

  • Mar 8, 2020